Indophil Accepts Takeover Bid from Alsons Prime Investments

TODAY: Sept. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 23, 2014

SYDNEY--Philippines-focused gold-and-copper miner Indophil Resources Ltd. (IRN.AU) said Tuesday it had agreed to accept a takeover bid from Alsons Prime Investments Corp. valuing it at 360.9 million Australian dollars (US$320.3 million). Alsons, which owns 20% of Indophil, offered A$0.30 for ...

HSBC September Preliminary China Manufacturing PMI Rebounds

TODAY: Sept. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 23, 2014

BEIJING--A closely watched gauge of activity in China's manufacturing sector rose modestly in September following a notable slowdown in August, which may ease some concerns over the Chinese economy. The preliminary HSBC China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index, a gauge of ...

China Manufacturing Grows Modestly--UPDATE 2

TODAY: Sept. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 23, 2014

BEIJING--Factory activity in China improved in September, an early indicator showed Tuesday, providing a welcome sign as the world's second-largest economy struggles with a downturn. Economists and investors are looking to China to give the global economy a boost as ...

European Stocks Fall on Eurozone Fears -- Update

TODAY: Sept. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 23, 2014

By Tommy Stubbington European shares fell Tuesday, rattled by the latest sign that the eurozone economy is stagnating. The Stoxx Europe 600 index was 1.0% lower midmorning, deepening Monday's decline. The fall came after data firm Markit's monthly composite purchasing ...

Singapore August CPI Inflation Rate Falls as Car Prices Dip

TODAY: Sept. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 23, 2014

By Gaurav Raghuvanshi SINGAPORE--Singapore's consumer prices rose at a slower than expected pace in August, due to a fall in transport and housing costs. The consumer price index rose 0.9% year-on-year in August, compared with the median estimate for a ...

Subscribers: Japan Market Items Not Available Due to Holiday

TODAY: Sept. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 23, 2014

Items about Japan's markets that are usually published on a regular schedule won't be published Tuesday due to a public holiday. The items will resume Wednesday. (END) Dow Jones Newswires September 22, 2014 19:49 ET (23:49 GMT) Copyright (c) 2014 ...

HSBC September Flash China PMI Rebounds

TODAY: Sept. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 23, 2014

BEIJING--A closely watched gauge of activity in China's manufacturing sector rose modestly in September following a notable slowdown in August, which may ease some concerns over the Chinese economy. The preliminary HSBC China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index, a gauge of ...

Correction to Asian Shares Story

TODAY: Sept. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 23, 2014

"Asian Shares Mixed, Austrailia Gains -- Update," at 0432 GMT, misspelt Australia in the headline. (END) Dow Jones Newswires September 23, 2014 01:02 ET (05:02 GMT) Copyright (c) 2014 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

European Stocks Extend Decline After Weak French Economic Data

TODAY: Sept. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 23, 2014

By Tommy Stubbington European shares fell Tuesday, extending the previous day's pullback after the latest sign of weakness in France's economy overshadowed better news from China. The Stoxx Europe 600 index was 0.6% lower in early trade, having fallen 0.5% ...

French Business Sentiment Unchanged in September

TODAY: Sept. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 23, 2014

By Inti Landauro PARIS--French business sentiment was flat in September as industrial business owners remained cautious about their activity in the coming months, official statistics agency Insee said Tuesday. The reading for the manufacturing sector was 96 in September. It ...

Discord in Europe Impacts Trade Deal With Canada

TODAY: Sept. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 23, 2014

BRUSSELS--Discord within Europe is threatening the prospects of a long-delayed trade deal with Canada, as fears mount in some European capitals about the accord's impact on a much bigger deal being negotiated with the U.S. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper ...

China Manufacturing Grows in September--UPDATE

TODAY: Sept. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 23, 2014

BEIJING--A closely watched early indicator of Chinese manufacturing activity rose in September, data showed Tuesday, a welcome sign given the struggles of the world's second-largest economy. Improved sentiment on the factory floor comes as economists and investors look to China ...

Asian Shares Mixed, Australia Gains

TODAY: Sept. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 23, 2014

Australia led most Asian shares higher Tuesday, after modest improvement in Chinese manufacturing activity dispersed some concerns about sluggish growth in China. Australia's S&P;/ASX200 gained 0.7%, with the market paring early losses in the lead up to China's economic data. ...

Weak French Data Drags on European Stocks

TODAY: Sept. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 23, 2014

European shares fell Tuesday, extending the previous day's pullback after the latest sign of weakness in France's economy overshadowed better news from China. The Stoxx Europe 600 index was 0.6% lower in early trade, having fallen 0.5% on Monday. French ...

Gazprom, PetroVietnam Seek to Ink Refinery Deal by November

TODAY: Sept. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 23, 2014

HANOI--Russia's OAO Gazprom Neft is accelerating talks with Vietnam Oil and Gas Group, or PetroVietnam, to buy a stake in the Dung Quat oil refinery, PetroVietnam said Tuesday. The two companies are aiming to sign a contract on the stake ...

Deutsche Bank Fires Sydney Trader for Allegedly Hiding Losses

TODAY: Sept. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 23, 2014

Deutsche Bank AG fired a currency trader at its Sydney office in August after the German lender uncovered that he allegedly hid losses. The bank suspended the FX trader, Andy Donaldson, and dismissed him "after checks uncovered irregularities in how ...

French Growth Stalls in Second Quarter

TODAY: Sept. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 23, 2014

PARIS--The French economy failed to grow in the March through June period, data from statistics bureau Insee confirmed Tuesday. Growth in the euro zone's second largest economy was weighed down by a fall in foreign trade which was offset by ...

UK Budget Deficit Widens in August as Statistics Overhauled

TODAY: Sept. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 23, 2014

By Jason Douglas and Jon Sindreu LONDON--Britain's budget deficit widened in August compared with a year earlier, a sign the nation's economic recovery has yet to be felt in its public finances. The Office for National Statistics said Tuesday the ...

Detroit Residents: Restore Our Water

TODAY: Sept. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 23, 2014

By Matthew Dolan DETROIT--In this bedeviled city struggling to convince residents to pay their bills, a slash of blue spray paint on front lawns serves as a kind of scarlet letter of debt. "I was really embarrassed. I started to ...